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, are worried about a possible erosion of trust among its users after these nsa disclosures became public and edward snowden became a household name. they have called on the government and the president to show some leadership and provide restraint when it comes to surveillance and written this open letter. it reads in part "the balance in many countries has tipped too far in favor of the state and away from the rights of the individual." wolf, this united and extraordinary show of support among these technology companies really shows that they are deeply concerned about users' privacy and about information continuing exposes. information that may include e-mails or text messages or contacts or the web sites that people serve. that is why they've written this letter. >> in part, it could affect their bottom line, as well. that could be a motivating factor, right? >> no question about it. if people are fearful of using these services, that could affect people going to these sites and that will cost these companies money. now, the official line from the u.s. intelligence authorities is that
. thank you very much. >>> now, to stunning new details about the reach of the nsa's spying program. according to the washington post, the agency gathers nearly 5 billion, that is billion with a "b" records every day that show the locations of cell phones all around the world. this is according to documents leaked by former nsa contractor edward snowden. translation, the nsa can track movements of individuals, keep track of anyone they then call. u.s. officials say the programs that cleblth and analyze location data are lawful. they're intended to develop intelligence about foreign targets according to that report. if you're not too thrilled when you hear this latest news about the nsa allegedly tracking your every move, we have another story to make you feel uneasy as well. hackers. hackers have apparently stolen user names, passwords for nearly 2 million facebook, gmail, twitter, and yeahhue accounts. i have three of the four so i'm paying extra close attention, lori siegel, and you never want to hear that your password has been stolen, so explain the hack to me. how is this pulle
the reach of the nsa spying program ap. according to documents leaked by former nsa contractor edward snowden the agency gathers nearly 5 billion phone records every day that show the whereabouts of cell phones around the world. the nsa can track movements of individuals and keep track of anyone they call. >>> a mystery man leaving huge tips at restaurants across the country has struck again and it's a good thing. this time in washington state, when the bartender read the receipt and saw the $5,000 tip, he double checked with the tipper to make sure it was not a mistake. the man had been signing each tip with the instagram user name "tips for jesus" so at least that bartender saw the mystery man in person. >>> mexican authorities have found a stolen truck packed with radioactive material. the thieves thought they were stealing an ordinary truck but the truck was carrying material that could have been used to make a dirty bomb, found not far from where it was taken on monday. authorities believe they recovered most of the cobalt 60 that was headed for a radioactive waste storage center
the biggest names in the tech world and yahoo! google and facebook and others are taking aim at how the nsa does business, demanding that the spy agency change its ways. alison kosik in new york with an update on this. >> these are a who's who of wall street, tech giants apple, google, facebook, microsoft, linkedin, twitter and aol banning together and put a letter to president obama and congress and looking to change the way that the government snoops on us while we're online and more specificcally trying to limit the information and collection of information on us. the tech leaders are worried if people won't use their technology because they don't trust it, that will hurt them in the long run. president obama said the nsa does not listen in on phone calls but outside the borders the president says the nsa is more aggressive. the idea of big brother keeping track of our activity online just not sitting well with these companies. john? >> so alison, here is the thing. i feel like facebook and google know more about me than my wife does. isn't it a little bit hypocritical for some of the co
belonging to american as well, are they part of this? >> inadvertently, yes. the nsa, as you no, not allowed to spy on americans and senior u.s. intelligence official tells evan peres the location program, the one reported on, is focused on foreign targets. and the nsa says it does not intentionally target american but was the whereabouts the phones of some americans overseas and some in the u.s. could be collected inadvertently in these operations. a senior u.s. official tells perez they try to minimize that when an innocent american's cell phone's location is collected they try remove that from the database as soon as collected. they're trying to minimize and avoid targeting innocent american's cell tones. >> what does the nsa do with the information? >> it's intent to find co-travelers, people who might be traveling with or meeting up with people they're surveilling. unknown associates, not known at the time but target, they target the person who they are surveil, follow that person's cell phone, the location of that cell phone, because the cell phone towers where that target is in the ar
to be hassled with it. now they have a real problem. the nsa is going after their servers, going after their networks, so they're all rushing to encrypt the user data. they could have done that a long time ago. >> there is legislation that is pending right now that essentially is echoing what these eight tech giants now say they're pushing. do you see the tim cooks and mark zuckerbergs of the world, do you see them climbing the steps of congress to lobby for this? >> i haven't bumped into them in washington, at least not recently. >> not yet. >> i would like to see that happen, certainly, and we could use their support on some of the privacy bills, but again, i think we need to talk more about the amount of personal information that the companies themselves are collecting. that's the reason that the law enforcement agencies and the intelligence agencies go to them. they have the data. if they didn't collect so much data, they would be a less attractive target for the government agencies. >> mark, thank you. >>> the world of weather. it is messy out there for so many of you. air passeng
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